# Documentation/How Tos/Calc: B function

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CALC FUNCTIONS

Measures of Central Tendency

Measures of dispersion / spread

Probability and statistics

Correlation and line fitting

*See also (in the Array Function category); GROWTH, LINEST, LOGEST, TREND*

Ranking

## Contents

## B

Calculates probabilities for a binomial distribution.

### Syntax:

**B(n; p; k; k2)**

- With
independent trials, each with a probability**n**of success,**p**returns the probability that the number of successes will be between**B**and**k**inclusive, or if**k2**is omitted the probability that the number of successes will be exactly**k2**.**k**

### Example:

**B(10; 1/6; 2) **

- returns approximately 0.29 (29%), the probability that the number four will be thrown exactly twice in 10 throws of a die.

### Issues:

- Excel does not have this function.

**See Also**